“hip hip hooray!” improving second language proficiency of young learners through music

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  • How does music help elementary ESL students improve their language proficiency?How do topics in the songs motivate their learning?How does the frequency of listening to a CD help improve vocabulary?

  • Research Question: How do songs (music) help elementary ESL students improve their language proficiency?

    Research QuestionsData Source 1Data Source 2Data Source 3Do students like to listen to music?Students surveyClass observation notesInformal interview with a teacher.Time spent listening to the CD at home.Students surveyParents surveyPre-test/ post-testDo topics in the songs motivate their learning?Use of Likert scales to rate the topics of the units in the book and songs.Students reflective comments on the plot of the story and songs. (Journal)Anecdotal records

  • Identifying themes: Look for patterns that emerge from data collected and their relation to literature. Reflective memo: Document written during the pretest and the postest.Bar graphs: from surveys

  • Students need to know that listening to songs help them improve their proficiency.The more times a song is played, the easier for students to recall it.Songs by themselves do not provide the visual component to help students improve written proficiency.

  • Teachers should Teach language learning strategies inductively.Maximize the use of songs in classrooms activitites.Use the lyrics of the songs to teach spelling of new vocabulary.

  • SimilaritiesMusic enhances learning because it lowers the affective filter (Krashen)Blodgett (2003) and Smith (2007) found enhanced vocabulary learning with music. DifferencesNumber of vocabulary words learned increased the more songs were repeatedly played. Students found that music helped them relaxSample SlideSample SlideSample SlideKeep the Conclusion slides to a maximum of 4. Pick only the most relevant connections.

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  • SimilaritiesDifferencesTheory 2Relevant study(s)Example

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    This is a sample to guide you but feel free to make this reflect your personality and the nature of your study.*Keep the Conclusion slides to a maximum of 4. Pick only the most relevant connections.*

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